Ally Brooke is “shocked” by the weekly results for celebrity eliminations during this season of Dancing with the Stars. The singer claims that you “can’t predict” what is going to happen at the end of each episode, according to Us Weekly.
This season of the reality dance competition series has been a rollercoaster with regard to celebrity scoring. Each week, the contestants attempt to continue on to the finals, perhaps winning the show’s iconic mirrorball trophy.
Some fans have been stunned during the past seven weeks of DWTS as many skilled celebrity dancers have been eliminated in favor of less conventional choices.
“I think it definitely is shocking,” said Ally in an interview with Us Weekly.
“If I know that I did the best dance that I could and worked as hard as I could, and that’s all that I can take away from it and then hope that America loves it. I think the more and more I show [them] who I am, I hope that it helps,” she explained to the publication.
Ally also expressed that she now realizes that voting has a lot to do with whether or not the public wants the celebrity and pro partner to remain in the competition, regardless of talent. The voting shows that the quality of their performance is not always the most important factor for the larger viewing audience.
The singer revealed that she gets “scared” about the results because she realizes that being successful on Dancing With the Stars is about how popular a particular contender is with the viewers. Ally also realized that it is quite important a performer connects with his or her audience on a personal level.
In the above Instagram post, fans tried to quell any fears the singer might have this week as she performs alongside her professional partner, Sasha Farber.
“Can’t wait to vote for them!” said one fan.
Another fan said, “I am rooting for them all the way.”
The Inquisitr has previously reported that fans would rather the show’s panel of judges — which include Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman — entirely take over the voting in the competition as a way to safeguard the best dancers from elimination. The source cited a poll generated by leading Hollywood prediction site GoldDerby.
It appears that, in a recent poll posed to GoldDerby users, views want the judging panel to take over voting for the contestants. Another concept for DWTS is to emulate Dancing with the Stars Juniors, for which the studio audience vote for their favorites.
Safeguards were attempted at the beginning of the new season of the series as a way to stop those celebrities who have not shown progression as dancers from advancing forward in the competition. This was the case of radio personality Bobby Bones, who went on to win Season 27 alongside Sharna Burgess, charging ahead of more competent celebrity dancers.
While viewers living in Eastern and Central time zones are able to vote live, those in the Pacific time zone must vote three hours before the show airs. Then, the final decision regarding who will be eliminated from the bottom two couples are left up to the judges. The judges scores also carry more weight this season then in seasons past.
In addition to Ally, Kate Flannery, Sean Spicer, Hannah Brown, James Van Der Beek, Lauren Alaina, and Kel Mitchell are still in the running for the mirrorball trophy, which will cap off Season 28’s competition.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.